Sample CEO Succession Process
In brief: This sample CEO succession process originally appeared in NACD’s 2014 publication Success at the Top: CEO Evaluation and Succession.
The template includes a sample executive evaluation form and rating scale for assessing internal CEO candidates.
This resource can help your board to
Determine criteria or qualifications for the CEO’s successor.
Identify possible candidates for succession.
Access the capability and potential of possible successors.
Create development action plans for potential candidates.
Review the progress of potential candidates.
Most relevant audiences: CEOs, nominating and governance committee members, and compensation committee members